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Old September 11th, 2013, 03:23 AM   #421
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Cocoon Tower,Tokyo


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Old September 11th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #422
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Really? I'd say it's underrated if anything. Beautiful building.
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Old September 11th, 2013, 04:59 AM   #423
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I agree, I have never seen that building before, its beautiful. Could it be that you maybe living in Japan and you hear a lot about this building in the Tokyo region, although the outside world doesn't know much.
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Old September 11th, 2013, 01:04 PM   #424
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Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is definately underrated for sure .
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Old September 11th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #425
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I agree, I have never seen that building before, its beautiful. Could it be that you maybe living in Japan and you hear a lot about this building in the Tokyo region, although the outside world doesn't know much.
No i don't live in Japan, but i hear a lot about this building anyway. People at work always say: Look what solutions was included in this building, look at his elevation, look at his form, blah blah blah
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Old September 11th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #426
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I haven't seen or heard about this building before, i would say its underrated. Maybe over-rated in your place , but not worldwide.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 04:51 AM   #427
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This would definitely be under rated. Kira_, are any your friends from Japan, if not then they are architecture geeks who knows every building in the world. Or its a common building for your friends, they could have worked in it. But something related to it.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 06:09 AM   #428
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Here's the cousin of the Cocoon building

Mode Gakuen Spiral Tower| Nagoya, Japan


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Old September 20th, 2013, 06:44 AM   #429
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the sears tower is important to chicagoans becuse it took the title of worlds tallest from nyc. and yes I will always call it the sears tower!!
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Old October 29th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #430
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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) | The City EC3

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30 St Mary Axe by Maciek Lulko, on Flickr

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Sunset at the Gherkin by Markse1, on Flickr

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Old October 29th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #431
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Yeah totally right, it is nice but not much better than the Cocoon Tower IMO.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #432
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^ The iconic "Gherkin" building is technologically more advanced than the one you are talking about and it won more awards too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyscra...nmental_impact
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Old October 29th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #433
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Didn't knew that it is technologically more advanced, that's great, I love it if buildings are environmentally friendly. But I was talking about the design, and that it won more awards only shows that it is overrated. I really like the Gherkin but I never understood the big hype....
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Cocoon Tower is interesting but it's cladding and quality of materials used in the construction process and also in the building are not top-notch and it is not a symbol of Tokyo, whereas The Gherkin is widely recognised as a modern symbol or iconic landmark of the financial centre of London. In 2006, the building was up for sale with the price tag of £600 (nearly $1bn), making it the most expensive office building in the UK. Besides, it is also more well known than Cocoon because of it's participation in many Hollywood movies. Hearst Tower in NYC is also designed by the same architect who designed The Gherkin.

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Old October 30th, 2013, 02:31 AM   #435
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it's totally overrated. since it stands out among the other buildings in the area
for the cocoon tower, imo is underrated since the shinjuku area is dense. Many buildings want attention. the tokyo government building as such.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #436
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I think Doha Convention Centre Tower is an even better example than Lotte:

That's Grollo Tower in Melbourne. Scrapped over a decade ago.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #437
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I like the Cocoon Tower but I'm not too impressed by the Gherkin to be honest.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #438
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Same. The Gherkin isnt a bad looking building but it isnt anything groudbreaking.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 09:31 PM   #439
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It gets a lot of attention because of the fact that it represents as an iconic landmark of the powerful financial centre of London. It is even more famous than The Shard (the first and tallest supertall building in the EU). Hollywood movies, Olympic events, BBC and other world leading media frequently use/used it when they want to show London. I think these are the reasons why it gets so much attention.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #440
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The Gherkin is totally overrated for my taste. The Shard is much more of an impressive and distinct landmark imoho. Hopefully as time goes by, the Shard will assume its role as the most recognizable "landmark" of London - besides the Big Ben, London bridge, et al.....
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